Honeybee Research Institute


Improvement in the production techniques of royal jelly, pollen, propolis, beeswax and their value added products for livelihood

  • To improve and standardize techniques for the production of royal jelly, pollen, propolis and beeswax

  • Transfer of technologies to the stakeholders to produce bee hive products and to prepare value added products from these by-products

Conservation and Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture through an Ecosystem Approach, a Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Project supported from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) through FAO

  • Identify activities that can address the threats to pollinators, and which will expand understanding, capacity and awareness about the conservation and sustainable use of pollinators for agriculture.

Improving Livelihoods through Knowledge Partnerships and Value Chains of Bee Products & Services in the Himalayas

  • Pro-Poor Value Chains for Bee Products and Services

  • National Honey Trade Policy

  • Networking for Information Sharing

  • Pollination and Ecosystem Services

  • Up-scaling at National Level


  • A cost benefit package of technology consisting of 5 to 200 bee colonies devised for amateurs, beginners and professional beekeepers

  • Migratory beekeeping introduced after surveying nectar and pollen resources considerable increase in per colony production resulted in the overall increase in national production.

  • A simple methodology is devised for production of new queens and 20-30% annual re-queening in apiary resulted populous colonies with less swarming tendency and increased honey production.

  • Introduced modern honey extraction techniques to avoid post-harvest losses. It also improved the honey quality.

  • A schedule of disease pests and predators control was worked out. Introduced shaking technique incorporated with immersion paraffin wax at 110oC increased life of wooden bee hives and controlled American Foul Brood disease.

  • Summer management techniques developed to overcome dearth period impacts. It included supplemental feeding, placement of colonies at cooler places and control of hornets.

  • Winter management techniques were devised. It included additional feeding, placing colonies in group, less inspection covering colonies with straw canopies and narrowing hive entrance.

  • A new type of pollen trap devised for collecting pollen from bee hives.

The main objective of the project is (i) to enhance the resilience of mountain people to manage the effects of global change (ii) to increase the income of mountain men and women (iii) promotion of the value chains of bee products (Pollen, Propolis, Beeswax, Royal Jelly and bee venom) and pollination services and (iv) building of human, institutional capacities and regional cooperation.

  • Farmers market (PVT), Hydroponically Grown, Rawalpindi.

  • Hashoo Foundation Northern Areas of Pakistan

  • Qarshi Industries Hattar, Industrial Area, District Hari Purr Pakistan.

  • Zari Taraqiati Bank (ZTBL).

  • Bee keepers Association, Tarnab Peshawar.

  • University of Agriculture, Peshawar

  • Department of Agriculture, AJK

  • All Pakistan beekeepers exporters and honey traders association Islamabad

  • DANAS Pharmaceuticals Pakistan Islamabad

  • Pakistan Beekeepers Federation, Islamabad


  • Punjab Seed Corporation.

  • National Center for Rural Development (NCRD)

  • SMEDA (Small and Medium enterprises development authority)